As the leaves start to change colors, so does the season switch from the warm tones of summer to the cooler shades of fall. There are various ways to greet this autumnal spirit with your looks—traditional to rebellious, neutral smoky eyes to the more adventurous vibes with some pops of color— you can make this fall-time your time to truly shine.
Festival Ready: Essential Autumn Looks to Fall For
When the season starts to shift to cooler temperatures, it’s time to bring out the spiced, mulled wine that fall is known for. So why not add notes of sweet, spiced wine to your fall look?
To start off, go for a sleek, brunch-ready hairstyle. Get your hair as smooth and tangle-free as possible with Babyliss Ionic Straightening Brush. When you’re happy with how your hair looks, set it in place with Phyto Phytolaque Soie – Light Hold to keep your hair soft and frizz-free all day long.
Translate this bold theme to your makeup looks with a Bordeaux-esque pop of color such as Stila Shade Mystère Liquid Eyeshadow in Mythical. Add some dimension to the look with the darker, matte purple from Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Rosewood.
Make your eyes the center of attention with this look and keep everything else perfected but subtle and classic. Achieve a glowing finish with La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15 and set with Estée Lauder Perfecting Loose Powder for a long-lasting, luminous finish. Lastly, get luscious-looking lips while sipping on your favorite reds with a hint of pink with Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color in Soft Berry, topped with MAC Cosmetics Plenty of Pout Plumping Lipgloss.
One of the most popular fall color schemes often throws back to the warmth of the earth. It’s a blend of oranges, golds, and muted reds—much like the late sunsets that often happen around this time of year or the changing of leaves. Ochre is, then, the perfect touch of opulence to capture the combined feeling of warm autumn sunrises, soft earth tones, and subtle shimmering golds.
Start off with adding a touch of decadence to your look with your skin care. Apply Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II at night so you wake up to plump and youthful skin. Just before applying your makeup, start the day with an indulgent skin-care routine with Sisley Paris Sisleÿa L’Integral Anti-Age Firming Concentrated Serum and La Prairie Cellular Radiance Emulsion SPF 30 for a fresh, natural glow that protects your skin.
When your skin is as well-prepped, your makeup will look even more flawless. Go for a soft true ochre by artfully blending jane iredale Smooth Affair® for Eyes Eye Shadow/Primer in Lemon and the golden color at the end of jane iredale Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Eyeshadow Kit together.
When sporting brighter colors, such as this yellow on your eyelids, have a defined lash line to make your eyes look bigger, wider, and more awake to tie the look together. Use Bobbi Brown Ink Liner close to your upper lash line to achieve this. A touch of MAC Cosmetics Powder Blush in Gingerly and Perricone MD No Makeup Highlight on your cheeks will give you a natural warm flush and will have you feeling like an autumnal goddess.
When you’re feeling a little more adventurous, the striking pop of color of this look stays true to the vibe of the season. More muted greens like sage and olive mark the very beginning of fall and this one is a look to fall for. A hint of a bright soft, shimmering sage green on the eyelids, for example, is the perfect and universally flattering statement that remains wearable and flattering.
Get this look with Stila Little White Lies Eyeshadow in Mint Myth and a subtle wash of Stila Shade Mystère Eyeshadow in Spiritual, concentrating on the inner to the middle part of your eyelids with a darker color like MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Cork around the outer crease for a subtle winged effect. This makes your eyes look more sultry as it extends its natural shape and brings attention to the color of your eyes.
Complete this look with sleek, gorgeous locks that look irresistibly soft and smooth. Firstly, wash and condition your hair with L’Occitane Aromachologie Nourishing Shampoo and L’Occitane Aromachologie Olivier Nourishing Conditioner to nourish your hair from scalp to its ends, giving it a natural shine. Style it next with Vidal Sassoon Studio Tools 2000W Dryer to give yourself a salon-quality blowout. Set it with Phyto Phytolaque Miroir - Medium to stay soft and manageable as it lasts all day long.
CINNAMON SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE
One of the hallmarks of the return of the fall season is the reemergence of all these deliciously warm spices that have you feeling cozy and nostalgic. From the popularity of the ubiquitous pumpkin spice to the quintessential toasty notes of cinnamon, this autumnal color scheme is one that remains a tried and tested classically seasonal look.
Start off with a warm reddish color for your eyes to evoke that same sense of spice as seen with the darkest shade found in the Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting EyeShadow 5-Color Palette in Currant Desire. Use this color all over the lid and sheer it out around the crease for a softer, diffused effect. Keep your brows neat and naturally perfect with Sisley Paris Phyto-Sourcils Design 3-in-1 Architect Pencil. Define your eyes subtly with Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Charcoal. Lightly smudge the line for a slightly smoky look.
Bring some of that natural warmth to your flushed cheeks with Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in Powder Pink. Add a few swipes of jane iredale Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipstick™ in Tania with a bit of MAC Cosmetics Lipglass in Please Me on top for that perfectly kissable fall lip look.
Tie in your whole look together with a little bit of love for your nails. Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro – Permanent Vacation Collection in Written In The Sand or Sally Hansen Insta-Dri® in Buff and Tumble are the perfect neutral colors to complete this sweet and spicy autumnal vibe.
So, as we greet this fall season, try something new for your beauty routine with these looks you’re sure to love now—and will still look amazing any time of the year.
Photographer: Oliver Tam and Frances Ulit
Creative Director: Teej Nepomuceno
Art Directors: Hans de Barras and Kevin Dexter Magno
Producers: Jonnah Dayuta and Patty Mendoza
Stylists: Nana Valdueza, Camille Oliveras, and Alex Lizares
Makeup: Tin Albano
Hair: Francis Guintu
Model: Karolina Majoraviciute of Elite Model Management